Halfway through October BYU’s football season was looking a little bleak after three consecutive losses, but now that the team has two important wins under its belt, the optimism has increased, and so have the rankings.
BYU fan Brooke Anderson became known as the "Red Coat Cougar" after a video of her flailing her arms at a football game went viral. BYU Senior Associate Athletic Director Liz Darger saved the day by presenting her with a blue coat to wear while cheering on the Cougars.
“I think the greatest feeling for me on the football field is getting an interception,” linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi said after a winning game against Boise State University, in which he and his brother Jackson Kaufusi both picked off BSU’s quarterback Chase Cord.
BYU took on Utah State University in Maverick Stadium on Saturday Nov. 2 and the Cougars walked away with with a victory of 42-14. The victory meant that BYU took home the rivalry wagon wheel trophy for the first time in three years.
The BYU and Utah State football programs have been competing since 1922 in which BYU holds a 48-37-3 advantage. This year, however, marks the 66th battle for the Old Wagon Wheel, and BYU holds a 40-25 advantage when facing Utah State for this piece of hardware.
BYU’s win against No. 14 Boise wasn’t the only thing shocking viewers on Saturday, Oct. 19. Videos of BYU fan Brooke Anderson flailing her arms back and forth in a bright red coat went viral on social media after being aired on ESPN.
BYU defeated No. 14 Boise State 28-25 in the Cougars' stormy homecoming game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Oct. 19. The Cougars' meeting with the previously undefeated Broncos marked the teams' 10th meeting and the Cougars' third win in the series.
BYU shocked Boise State on Saturday Oct. 19 with a 28-25 win. 58,930 fans turned up for BYU’s homecoming game despite the inclement weather. The crowd was spotted with sweaters, rain ponchos, and eager faces ready to cheer the team to victory.
BYU fell to San Diego (18-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 9-15) in a five-set match between the top two teams of the West Coast Conference on Friday, Nov. 15. Before the game, the teams were tied, the Cougars at a 22-3 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC with the Toreros sitting a at 20-5 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC. San Diego now sits comfortably atop the WCC with the win and has a strong chance of capturing the WCC title.